Bohemian sandwich café
Why locals love it
Considered an underground institution, Santropol is the ideal hideaway brimming with students and families alike. Once a small business opened over 30 years ago, its owners can still be seen greeting patrons at the door. Their spacious, eclectic decor (including a small library at the front) and artsy, bohemian vibe will surely win you over.
Why you should visit it
Located near Saint-Laurent boulevard at the foot of the mountain, this quaint café is known for serving monstrous, flavourful sandwiches with toppings like cream cheese, mango chutney, hummus, and chicken salad. They also sell salads, soups that change daily, cakes, milkshakes, and fair trade coffee. Plus, they have free WiFi.
Grab a seat on the open-air terrace surrounded with greenery and a pond. Outdoor heaters will keep you warm and toasty even on the chilliest days.